Now that I'm knee-deep in the revision trenches, I wanted to share exactly how I go about my revisions and the way that I layer what I'm looking for as I read through my manuscript. When it comes time to revise your draft, it can seem overwhelming to look at all the words you've written… Continue reading Revision Part 2: Layering
I'm finally in revisions! Cue fanfare and vacations and winning the jackpot! Okay, maybe not, but it sure feels that awesome. Until....I turn back around from my daydream and see this hulking beast of a manuscript staring back at me (one reason I took a break before jumping in to revisions). Does anyone else feel… Continue reading Revisions Part 1: Getting Organized
If you missed my first post explaining what this series is about, check it out HERE. Event It is easy to admire people, but what about when they do something we dislike? There is a particular woman in my life that I admire greatly. She is strong, wise, kind, funny, and an awesome person to… Continue reading How Life Informs Craft: People We Admire
So, I was dwelling the other day on an event that I happened to be fortunate enough to witness. As I continued thinking about it, I realized that so much of the day-to-day experiences we have can actually inform the way that we approach our writing. That's why I've decided to start a new series… Continue reading How Life Informs Craft : Celebrating the “Other”
Whatever it is...make sure it reflects where you want to be.
This month on Instagram, I'm focusing on character. It is interesting when I am looking at revising my draft to think that I need to rework my characters. Shouldn't they already be "done" and good to go? Not really. I wrote characters in draft one who did and said what they needed or wanted, but… Continue reading Character Profile Freebie!
A few days ago, I posted a question on Instagram about how other authors add tension to their stories. Most of the responses that I got went something like this: -Identify what you character wants -Then, use what your character needs as an obstacle to keep him/her from that want Sounds simple enough, right? In… Continue reading Creating Tension